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DrakōnDragon Myth and Serpent Cult in the Greek and Roman Worlds

Drakōn: Dragon Myth and Serpent Cult in the Greek and Roman Worlds

Daniel Ogden

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199557325
eISBN:
9780191745997
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557325.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Archaeology: Classical

Drakōn is the first substantial survey in any language of the Graeco-Roman reflex of the dragon or the supernatural serpent, the drakōn or draco. Yet dragons were all-pervasive in both ... More

The Getty HexametersPoetry, Magic, and Mystery in Ancient Selinous

The Getty Hexameters: Poetry, Magic, and Mystery in Ancient Selinous

Christopher A. Faraone and Dirk Obbink (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199664108
eISBN:
9780191745768
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664108.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Archaeology: Classical

This book looks in detail at a series of forty-four magical verses inscribed on a recently discovered lead tablet from Sicily in the fifth century bc, which is now in the Getty Museum, Los Angeles. ... More

Graffiti and the Literary Landscape in Roman Pompeii

Graffiti and the Literary Landscape in Roman Pompeii

Kristina Milnor

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199684618
eISBN:
9780191765049
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684618.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This study concerns the fragments of textual graffiti which survive on the walls of the Roman city of Pompeii, destroyed by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 ce. In particular, it focuses on those ... More

Winckelmann and the Invention of AntiquityHistory and Aesthetics in the Age of Altertumswissenschaft

Winckelmann and the Invention of Antiquity: History and Aesthetics in the Age of Altertumswissenschaft

Katherine Harloe

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199695843
eISBN:
9780191755880
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695843.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book contributes to understandings of the history of classical scholarship in eighteenth-century Germany by exploring debates that arose over the work of the classicist and art historian Johann ... More

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